We made it to the final round of the National Finals at Santa Pod, the best finish for the team EVER
with Nosferatu. What a great way to end a season that was a struggle to start.
Mina, Wednesday and I arrived late afternoon at The Pod to find an almost empty pit area, what a
contrast to the European Finals two weeks ago. The weather was good and the wind calm so it
was quite simple to put up the tent and get ourselves ready for the morning. Unfortunately
scrutineering was closed so we would need to do that in the morning.
The team met at the gate at 7:30am and we had Nosferatu through scrutineering, back to the pit
and ready for warm up by 8:30am. Now, the observant will have noticed that we have not been
running expected times recently and the team have been scratching their heads trying to
understand what is going on and why can't we get a sweet tune on the motor. Our problem is that
at the 1/8th mile Nosferatu noses over big time and crosses the finish line at least 30mph slower
than he should, in fact getting slower at the finish line than at 1000 ft. The weekend after the Euro
Finals Igor, Sparks and I stripped and inspected the fuel system as jetting changes seemed to
make little difference and we found that the injectors were not correctly aligned to the ports so we
thought we had found the problem.